Capital Birmingham

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Capital Birmingham was a local radio station owned and operated by Global Radio as part of the Capital radio network.wikipedia
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Capital (radio network)

Capital FMCapitalThe Capital FM Network
Capital Birmingham was a local radio station owned and operated by Global Radio as part of the Capital radio network. The station was relaunched and re-branded as 102.2 Capital on 3 January 2011 as part of a merger of Global Radio's Galaxy and Hit Music networks to form the nine-station Capital radio network.
However, Manchester, the North East, South Wales and Yorkshire lost listeners, contrasting with Birmingham, Central Scotland and the South Coast where listening figures increased.

Capital East Midlands

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In April 2019, Capital Birmingham was merged with a sister station in the East Midlands to form Capital Midlands.
In April 2019, the station was merged with a sister Capital station in Birmingham to form Capital Midlands.

Galaxy (radio network)

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The station was relaunched and re-branded as 102.2 Capital on 3 January 2011 as part of a merger of Global Radio's Galaxy and Hit Music networks to form the nine-station Capital radio network.
Stations included stations: Galaxy Birmingham, Galaxy Manchester, Galaxy North East, Galaxy Scotland, Galaxy South Coast and Galaxy Yorkshire.

Capital XTRA

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The station began broadcasting as Choice FM on 1 January 1995, after taking over the licence previously operated by Buzz FM.
The Birmingham licence was sold to Chrysalis Radio in 1999 and became Galaxy Birmingham, but Choice expanded within the capital in May 2000 when a largely independent North London licence was awarded for Choice 107.1, with the intention of reaching a larger Afro-Caribbean audience outside the limited range of the coverage from Brixton.

Capital Midlands

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In April 2019, Capital Birmingham was merged with a sister station in the East Midlands to form Capital Midlands.
The station launched in April 2019 as a result of a merger between Capital Birmingham and Capital East Midlands.

West Midlands (region)

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It broadcasts to the West Midlands from studios at Brindleyplace in Birmingham City Centre.
Commercial radio stations include Free Radio, Capital FM Birmingham, Heart West Midlands, Smooth Radio West Midlands, Absolute Radio, Touch FM, Rugby FM, Signal Radio, Signal 107, Sunshine 855 and Sunshine Radio Herefordshire & Monmouthshire.

Capital Scotland

XFM ScotlandBeat 106Galaxy Scotland
On 1 July 2011, Global Radio requested to change the formats of Capital Birmingham and Capital Scotland which have obligations from previous owners - this is to enable all nine Capital stations to be inline.
On 1 July 2011, Global requested to change the formats of Capital Birmingham and Capital Scotland which have obligations from previous owners, enabling all nine Capital stations to fall inline.

The Hit Music Network

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The station was relaunched and re-branded as 102.2 Capital on 3 January 2011 as part of a merger of Global Radio's Galaxy and Hit Music networks to form the nine-station Capital radio network.

Birmingham

Birmingham, United KingdomBirmingham, EnglandCity of Birmingham
It broadcasts to the West Midlands from studios at Brindleyplace in Birmingham City Centre.
These include Free Radio Birmingham and Free Radio 80s, Capital Birmingham, Heart West Midlands, Absolute Radio, Smooth Radio.

Metropolitan House

One Hagley Road
Capital Birmingham's transmitter is located at Metropolitan House on the A456.

Heart West Midlands

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In April 2013, the station along with Heart West Midlands moved to new studios at Eleven Brindleyplace in central Birmingham.
The station was housed in 111 Broad Street - the same building as Global Radio-owned sister stations Capital Birmingham and The Arrow.

Buzz FM

The station began broadcasting as Choice FM on 1 January 1995, after taking over the licence previously operated by Buzz FM.
The licence was actually awarded to Choice FM, and Buzz FM ceased broadcasting at midnight on 31 December 1994.

Steve Sutherland (DJ)

Steve Sutherland
His show broadcast on the entire Galaxy Network (Galaxy Birmingham, Galaxy Manchester, Galaxy North East, Galaxy Scotland, Galaxy South Coast, Galaxy Yorkshire and Galaxy Digital).

Sacha Brooks

She was then poached by Galaxy Birmingham to host "The Flava Zone" before being promoted to the Galaxy network based in Leeds, where she originally did the afternoon show before being moved up to the mid-morning one.

Radio broadcasting

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Capital Birmingham was a local radio station owned and operated by Global Radio as part of the Capital radio network.

Brindleyplace

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It broadcasts to the West Midlands from studios at Brindleyplace in Birmingham City Centre. In April 2013, the station along with Heart West Midlands moved to new studios at Eleven Brindleyplace in central Birmingham.
Tenants include Capita Symonds, Friend LLP, Robert Walters, the West Midlands headquarters of the Institute of Directors, Hettle Andrews, Cohort Software, Argent and Colliers International and Global Radio with stations Heart West Midlands & Capital Birmingham.

The Arrow (radio station)

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Galaxy was sold off to Global Radio in June 2007 in a £170 million deal which saw the group take over The Arrow, LBC and Heart.

LBC

LBC 97.3LBC RadioLondon Broadcasting Company
Galaxy was sold off to Global Radio in June 2007 in a £170 million deal which saw the group take over The Arrow, LBC and Heart.

Heart Digital

Heart
Galaxy was sold off to Global Radio in June 2007 in a £170 million deal which saw the group take over The Arrow, LBC and Heart.

Urban contemporary

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Unlike other stations on the Capital network, the 102.2 Capital licence was to cater primarily for Urban contemporary black music rather than a 'contemporary/chart music-led service'.

Global (company)

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Capital Birmingham was a local radio station owned and operated by Global Radio as part of the Capital radio network. On 1 July 2011, Global Radio requested to change the formats of Capital Birmingham and Capital Scotland which have obligations from previous owners - this is to enable all nine Capital stations to be inline.

Ofcom

Radio AuthorityBroadcasting Standards CommissionOffice of Communications
On 17 November 2011 it was announced Ofcom approved two format change requests.

A456 road

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Capital Birmingham's transmitter is located at Metropolitan House on the A456.

Digital Audio Broadcasting

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It is also available on DAB via the Birmingham, Coventry, and Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury and Telford multiplexes.